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Missing child - Berlin to Lodz - bet. 07.1939 and 02.1940 - BECKERMAN(N) #general

David Kempner
 

I have two major mysteries in my family research, one of which I believe
will be solved by purchasing a birth record through the Polish State
Archives in Lodz - any additional, helpful pointers on doing this outside
of the information on JRI-Poland's web page "Ordering records >from the
Polish State Archives" would be appreciated - and the other I am
requesting assistance with here.

One of my father's 1st cousins disappears amidst the different records
that I have reviewed. His name is/was Charly BECKERMAN (born 31.07.1933 or
31.08.1933, son of Heinz (Chaim) BECKERMAN(N) and Charlotte (Szarlota)
(Lotta) BECKERMAN(N) nee JANKLOWITZ (my great aunt)). Charly had a younger
brother Jackie.

Per one source all four are listed as having "emigrated" >from Berlin,
Germany to Poland on 28.07.1939 and ended up, eventually, in the Lodz
Ghetto. Through both JRI-Poland and the JewishGen All Poland
Database - in the Lodz Ghetto List - all but Charly can be found.

My father, who was sent away in 1936 >from Berlin by his parents, received
150 letters >from family members >from the time he left; however partially
as expected, none describe what happened to Charly. I believe that there
are three possibilities:

1. He made it to the Ghetto and somehow went undocumented. This one I find
difficult if not impossible to believe.

2. He died or was killed between leaving Berlin and his family arriving in
Lodz.

3. The one that I am so hoping for - he was sent away as the older of the
BECKERMAN(N)'s two children perhaps through the Kindertransport before the
remaining three family members "emigrated" to Lodz. (I have checked this
and he does not appear in the Kindertransport records.

Perhaps he might have been one of the "One Thousand Children" - actually
1,400 children that were saved by Jewish families in the United States.)
The addresses that the members of this family lived at in the Lodz Ghetto
are as follows:

Sulzfelder Strasse
39 Flat 14

Franz Strasse
40 Flat 30

Siegfried Strasse
10 Flat 9

Kelm Strasse 10

Any and all help, recommendations, or suggestions that anyone can
provide would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you,
David Ari Kempner
Columbia, MD USA

Researching: KEMPNER (Germany, Poland and the UK),
JANKLOWITZ (CZ) (Germany and Poland), LAKSER (LAXER) (Russia,
Rumania, Germany, UK and France), CYGER (Poland), COHEN
(CAHANE) (Russia), TICKTINSKY (Russia), MENSCH (Austria, Galicia)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Missing child - Berlin to Lodz - bet. 07.1939 and 02.1940 - BECKERMAN(N) #general

David Kempner
 

I have two major mysteries in my family research, one of which I believe
will be solved by purchasing a birth record through the Polish State
Archives in Lodz - any additional, helpful pointers on doing this outside
of the information on JRI-Poland's web page "Ordering records >from the
Polish State Archives" would be appreciated - and the other I am
requesting assistance with here.

One of my father's 1st cousins disappears amidst the different records
that I have reviewed. His name is/was Charly BECKERMAN (born 31.07.1933 or
31.08.1933, son of Heinz (Chaim) BECKERMAN(N) and Charlotte (Szarlota)
(Lotta) BECKERMAN(N) nee JANKLOWITZ (my great aunt)). Charly had a younger
brother Jackie.

Per one source all four are listed as having "emigrated" >from Berlin,
Germany to Poland on 28.07.1939 and ended up, eventually, in the Lodz
Ghetto. Through both JRI-Poland and the JewishGen All Poland
Database - in the Lodz Ghetto List - all but Charly can be found.

My father, who was sent away in 1936 >from Berlin by his parents, received
150 letters >from family members >from the time he left; however partially
as expected, none describe what happened to Charly. I believe that there
are three possibilities:

1. He made it to the Ghetto and somehow went undocumented. This one I find
difficult if not impossible to believe.

2. He died or was killed between leaving Berlin and his family arriving in
Lodz.

3. The one that I am so hoping for - he was sent away as the older of the
BECKERMAN(N)'s two children perhaps through the Kindertransport before the
remaining three family members "emigrated" to Lodz. (I have checked this
and he does not appear in the Kindertransport records.

Perhaps he might have been one of the "One Thousand Children" - actually
1,400 children that were saved by Jewish families in the United States.)
The addresses that the members of this family lived at in the Lodz Ghetto
are as follows:

Sulzfelder Strasse
39 Flat 14

Franz Strasse
40 Flat 30

Siegfried Strasse
10 Flat 9

Kelm Strasse 10

Any and all help, recommendations, or suggestions that anyone can
provide would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you,
David Ari Kempner
Columbia, MD USA

Researching: KEMPNER (Germany, Poland and the UK),
JANKLOWITZ (CZ) (Germany and Poland), LAKSER (LAXER) (Russia,
Rumania, Germany, UK and France), CYGER (Poland), COHEN
(CAHANE) (Russia), TICKTINSKY (Russia), MENSCH (Austria, Galicia)


ViewMate_translation_request_Old_German_script #hungary

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I have posted a list of causes of death taken >from a page in a death
ledger written in the 1800s in Austria. I need help with the 10th
item. I saw a different version of this death record written in
Hungarian. It noted that the person died >from v=C3=B6r=C3=B6ss=C3=A9g [scar=
let
fever.] I am wondering if this German record (which has more words),
says that she died of complications following scarlet fever.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM52810
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Carole Garbuny Vogel

Branchville, New Jersey, USA


Hungary SIG #Hungary ViewMate_translation_request_Old_German_script #hungary

carolevogel51@...
 

Hi All,

I have posted a list of causes of death taken >from a page in a death
ledger written in the 1800s in Austria. I need help with the 10th
item. I saw a different version of this death record written in
Hungarian. It noted that the person died >from v=C3=B6r=C3=B6ss=C3=A9g [scar=
let
fever.] I am wondering if this German record (which has more words),
says that she died of complications following scarlet fever.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=3DVM52810
Please respond via the form provided in the ViewMate application.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,
Carole Garbuny Vogel

Branchville, New Jersey, USA


The MAHARA"l's (of Prague) descendancy from a persian Princess. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

There is a published legend that when the Moslem's conquered Persia
(or Iraq?) the Caliph, in order to disgrace the Persian King, gave the
king's daughter as a slave to the Gaon (Bustenai ?), the exilarch of
the Jewish community. The Exilarch immediately freed the slave and
converted her to Judaism and married her (according to a Torah dictate?).

The story goes on that the Mahara"l was a descendant of this match.

What is known >from trees of the Mahara"l, is that he was a fourth or
fifth generation of an exile >from the inquisition in Spain.

Does anyone know if any research was done to verify or negate the
above story regarding the Persian Princess?

Yoni Ben-Ari (a presumed descendant of the Mahara"l -and the princess)
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen The MAHARA"l's (of Prague) descendancy from a persian Princess. #general

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

There is a published legend that when the Moslem's conquered Persia
(or Iraq?) the Caliph, in order to disgrace the Persian King, gave the
king's daughter as a slave to the Gaon (Bustenai ?), the exilarch of
the Jewish community. The Exilarch immediately freed the slave and
converted her to Judaism and married her (according to a Torah dictate?).

The story goes on that the Mahara"l was a descendant of this match.

What is known >from trees of the Mahara"l, is that he was a fourth or
fifth generation of an exile >from the inquisition in Spain.

Does anyone know if any research was done to verify or negate the
above story regarding the Persian Princess?

Yoni Ben-Ari (a presumed descendant of the Mahara"l -and the princess)
Jerusalem


Researching the Last names Frieberger and Morgenstern of Warsaw. Please help. #poland

fejackson@...
 

Researching the last names Frieberger and Morgenstern of Warsaw.

Please help.

Fran Jackson

Sent >from my iPhone


JRI Poland #Poland Researching the Last names Frieberger and Morgenstern of Warsaw. Please help. #poland

fejackson@...
 

Researching the last names Frieberger and Morgenstern of Warsaw.

Please help.

Fran Jackson

Sent >from my iPhone


Need help trying to locate Abram ARFA who came to US in 1921 #general

Todd Brody
 

The Ellis Island manifests show an Abram ARFA >from Sierpc who was was born in
approximately 1866, was married to Faiga, and came to the US on April 10, 1921
on the Danzig. His closest relative in the US was his son Beny ARFA. It appears
that he was held in detention but was ultimately admitted.

While I have lots of information about his son Beny ARFA and his descendants,
I can't find out what happened to Abram. I am trying to find out when he died
and where he is buried so that I can look at his matzeva. (I am trying to find
out his father's name.) I assume that Abram stayed in New York as that was
where his son was living but I have searched through all US records that I can
find. It is possible that he went back to Europe. If he did, would that be
reflected in any records that I can search?

Thanks for your help. The name ARFA is very uncommon but there are derivations
like Arfe, Arfa, Orpa, Arf, and Arfer.

Todd Brody (searching for ARFA in Sierpc, Biezun, Plock, Zuromin, Zielun,
Dobrzyn, Mlawa, Rypin)


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Need help trying to locate Abram ARFA who came to US in 1921 #general

Todd Brody
 

The Ellis Island manifests show an Abram ARFA >from Sierpc who was was born in
approximately 1866, was married to Faiga, and came to the US on April 10, 1921
on the Danzig. His closest relative in the US was his son Beny ARFA. It appears
that he was held in detention but was ultimately admitted.

While I have lots of information about his son Beny ARFA and his descendants,
I can't find out what happened to Abram. I am trying to find out when he died
and where he is buried so that I can look at his matzeva. (I am trying to find
out his father's name.) I assume that Abram stayed in New York as that was
where his son was living but I have searched through all US records that I can
find. It is possible that he went back to Europe. If he did, would that be
reflected in any records that I can search?

Thanks for your help. The name ARFA is very uncommon but there are derivations
like Arfe, Arfa, Orpa, Arf, and Arfer.

Todd Brody (searching for ARFA in Sierpc, Biezun, Plock, Zuromin, Zielun,
Dobrzyn, Mlawa, Rypin)


Divorce Decree #general

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Hi All,

In 1961 or '62 a person in my family who had married in NY, got divorced
probably in Mexico. She then got the divorce validated in NY.

How do I go about find the divorce decree, which her family now needs for
legal reasons?

Any indication of how to find this document would be appreciated. (Not found
on Ancestry)

Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Divorce Decree #general

Debbie Lifshitz
 

Hi All,

In 1961 or '62 a person in my family who had married in NY, got divorced
probably in Mexico. She then got the divorce validated in NY.

How do I go about find the divorce decree, which her family now needs for
legal reasons?

Any indication of how to find this document would be appreciated. (Not found
on Ancestry)

Debbie Lifschitz
Jerusalem


New Yizkor Book in Translation Published: Olshan, Belarus #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is proud to announce the publication of its
53rd title, "The Life and Destruction of Olshan (Gol'shany, Belarus), the
Memorial (Yizkor Book) of the town in hard cover. It is the translation of
"Lebn un umkum fun Olshan." You will likely want to have this book with all
its photographs and illustrations to find out about the town of your
ancestors and show it to your children and grandchildren, when they ask you
those important questions.

This would make a lovely holiday gift for a loved one. Available on Amazon for
around $36, List Price: $49.95

For more information, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Golshany.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 53 titles available. To see all the
books, go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

The Life and Destruction of Olshan

Original Yizkor Book Written and Edited by:
Former Residents of Olshan in Israel (Irgun Yotzey Olshan)
Published in Tel Aviv, 1965 (Hebrew, Yiddish and English)

This English Version was Translated and Edited by Jack Leibman

Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 336 pages with all illustrations and photos.

Gol'shany, Belarus is located at 54 degrees 15' Latitude and 26degrees 01'
Longitude

Alternate names for the town are: Hal'shany [Belarussian], Gol'shany [Russian],
Olshan [Yiddish], Holszany [Polish], Alsenai [Lithuanian], Halsany, Holshan,
Holshani, Olshani, Olszany

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Traby 8 miles SSW
Krevo 12 miles ENE
Vishneva 12 miles SE
Ashmyany 12 miles NNW
Zhuprany 15 miles N
Dieveniskes, Lithuania 17 miles WSW
Soly 20 miles NNE
Smarhon 22 miles NE
Bakshty 23 miles SSE
Lipnishki 24 miles SW
Valozhyn 24 miles ESE
Iwye 24 miles SSW
Laibiskes, Lithuania 25 miles NW
Astravyets 25 miles N
Salcininkai, Lithuania 26 miles W
Byenyakoni 26 miles W
Zaskevichi 26 miles ENE
Liebiedzieva 28 miles E
Voranava 28 miles WSW

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering the
history of your ancestors.

For order 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK or Australia, we can
offer you a significantly reduced price of $25 per book including shipping
(Amazon discount price is about $36 plus shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor Books,
JewishGen, Inc.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift for
someone special in your family.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New Yizkor Book in Translation Published: Olshan, Belarus #general

Joel Alpert <jalp@...>
 

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project is proud to announce the publication of its
53rd title, "The Life and Destruction of Olshan (Gol'shany, Belarus), the
Memorial (Yizkor Book) of the town in hard cover. It is the translation of
"Lebn un umkum fun Olshan." You will likely want to have this book with all
its photographs and illustrations to find out about the town of your
ancestors and show it to your children and grandchildren, when they ask you
those important questions.

This would make a lovely holiday gift for a loved one. Available on Amazon for
around $36, List Price: $49.95

For more information, go to:
http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/ybip/YBIP_Golshany.html

The Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project now has 53 titles available. To see all the
books, go to: http://www.jewishgen.org/Yizkor/ybip.html

The Life and Destruction of Olshan

Original Yizkor Book Written and Edited by:
Former Residents of Olshan in Israel (Irgun Yotzey Olshan)
Published in Tel Aviv, 1965 (Hebrew, Yiddish and English)

This English Version was Translated and Edited by Jack Leibman

Hard Cover, 11" by 8.5", 336 pages with all illustrations and photos.

Gol'shany, Belarus is located at 54 degrees 15' Latitude and 26degrees 01'
Longitude

Alternate names for the town are: Hal'shany [Belarussian], Gol'shany [Russian],
Olshan [Yiddish], Holszany [Polish], Alsenai [Lithuanian], Halsany, Holshan,
Holshani, Olshani, Olszany

Nearby Jewish Communities:
Traby 8 miles SSW
Krevo 12 miles ENE
Vishneva 12 miles SE
Ashmyany 12 miles NNW
Zhuprany 15 miles N
Dieveniskes, Lithuania 17 miles WSW
Soly 20 miles NNE
Smarhon 22 miles NE
Bakshty 23 miles SSE
Lipnishki 24 miles SW
Valozhyn 24 miles ESE
Iwye 24 miles SSW
Laibiskes, Lithuania 25 miles NW
Astravyets 25 miles N
Salcininkai, Lithuania 26 miles W
Byenyakoni 26 miles W
Zaskevichi 26 miles ENE
Liebiedzieva 28 miles E
Voranava 28 miles WSW

We hope you find this of interest for you and your family in discovering the
history of your ancestors.

For order 4 or more books to one address in the US, UK or Australia, we can
offer you a significantly reduced price of $25 per book including shipping
(Amazon discount price is about $36 plus shipping). Email to ybip@jewishgen.org

Email to ybip@jewishgen.org to get prices for other locations outside of the US.

Joel Alpert, Coordinator of Yizkor-Books-In-Print Project of Yizkor Books,
JewishGen, Inc.

PS. Can we suggest this book as a birthday, anniversary or holiday gift for
someone special in your family.


Timkovichi Family Research #general

Nathan Schachtman <schachtman@...>
 

I am researching the Timkovichi origins of my Brody (originally Bratkovski)
relatives. My second great grandfather was Wolf BRATKOVSKI, born in the 1840s.
His son, my great grandfather, Abraham Simon BRATKOVSKI, born in Timkovichi in
1870, moved to Kletsk where he married Chasha ZERKOWITZ in 1890, and came to
New York in 1893, after which he quickly adopted the BRODY surname. Most of
the Bratkovski family left before the German invasion in 1941, although some
perished in 1942. Two escaped to fight with the partisans, and returned to
Timkovichi in 1944.

I am seeking any information about this Timkovichi family (which later spread
out to Slutsk, Kapyl, and other towns. I also would like to obtain digital
photos, documents, and the like that can be shared about the town. >from my end,
I have one photo of a street scene >from 1906. In 1990, a distant cousin
through marriage visited Timkovichi, and wrote a series of newspaper articles
about her visit. She was kind enough to share photos of some of the surviving
Bratkovski family members, and sights around Timkovichi. I would be happy to
share back what I have of this far-away place.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Nathan Schachtman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please place surnames of interest in upper case letters and
remember to sign messagesa with your full name.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Timkovichi Family Research #general

Nathan Schachtman <schachtman@...>
 

I am researching the Timkovichi origins of my Brody (originally Bratkovski)
relatives. My second great grandfather was Wolf BRATKOVSKI, born in the 1840s.
His son, my great grandfather, Abraham Simon BRATKOVSKI, born in Timkovichi in
1870, moved to Kletsk where he married Chasha ZERKOWITZ in 1890, and came to
New York in 1893, after which he quickly adopted the BRODY surname. Most of
the Bratkovski family left before the German invasion in 1941, although some
perished in 1942. Two escaped to fight with the partisans, and returned to
Timkovichi in 1944.

I am seeking any information about this Timkovichi family (which later spread
out to Slutsk, Kapyl, and other towns. I also would like to obtain digital
photos, documents, and the like that can be shared about the town. >from my end,
I have one photo of a street scene >from 1906. In 1990, a distant cousin
through marriage visited Timkovichi, and wrote a series of newspaper articles
about her visit. She was kind enough to share photos of some of the surviving
Bratkovski family members, and sights around Timkovichi. I would be happy to
share back what I have of this far-away place.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Nathan Schachtman

MODERATOR NOTE: Please place surnames of interest in upper case letters and
remember to sign messagesa with your full name.


New discovery via Radautz vital records indexes #romania

Emily Garber
 

I recently posted on my blog about a record I have acquired due to the
wonderful on-going work of Edgar Hauster, Bruce Reich and Martina
Leigemann to acquire and place online indexes of Jewish vital records
from the Radauti Civil Records Office.
See http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2017/01/tsiril-liebross-of-radautz-and.html

Emily Garber
Phoenix, Arizona


Romania SIG #Romania New discovery via Radautz vital records indexes #romania

Emily Garber
 

I recently posted on my blog about a record I have acquired due to the
wonderful on-going work of Edgar Hauster, Bruce Reich and Martina
Leigemann to acquire and place online indexes of Jewish vital records
from the Radauti Civil Records Office.
See http://extrayad.blogspot.com/2017/01/tsiril-liebross-of-radautz-and.html

Emily Garber
Phoenix, Arizona


(Romania) Yiddish Theater Alive in Modern Romania #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times published an article on Yiddish Theater in Romania. The
Romanian Yiddish theater is one of the few professional Yiddish-language
theaters left in Europe. Romania had the first Jewish theater founded in the
1870s in the city of Iasi. The theater in the article is in
Bucharest-established in 1940 and remained open throughout World War ll
despite the Romanian Jews sent to labor camps. Much of the old Jewish
section was destroyed during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu during his reign
in the mid-late 20th century. The theater was not destroyed but left almost
in ruins. The Jewish population of Bucharest was essentially gone by the
late 1980's-leaving after the Ceausescu regime fell. The Jewish population
today for Romania is less than 11,000, whereas pre-World War ll was about
800,000.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/hs9cgjz
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/15/world/europe/romania-jewish-theater-bucha
rest.html


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


Romania SIG #Romania (Romania) Yiddish Theater Alive in Modern Romania #romania

Jan Meisels Allen
 

The New York Times published an article on Yiddish Theater in Romania. The
Romanian Yiddish theater is one of the few professional Yiddish-language
theaters left in Europe. Romania had the first Jewish theater founded in the
1870s in the city of Iasi. The theater in the article is in
Bucharest-established in 1940 and remained open throughout World War ll
despite the Romanian Jews sent to labor camps. Much of the old Jewish
section was destroyed during the reign of Nicolae Ceausescu during his reign
in the mid-late 20th century. The theater was not destroyed but left almost
in ruins. The Jewish population of Bucharest was essentially gone by the
late 1980's-leaving after the Ceausescu regime fell. The Jewish population
today for Romania is less than 11,000, whereas pre-World War ll was about
800,000.

To read the article see: http://tinyurl.com/hs9cgjz
Original url:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/15/world/europe/romania-jewish-theater-bucha
rest.html


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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